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[Brown wax home recording of Down where the cotton blossoms grow by George Osborne]
Osborne, George T
Sterling, Andrew B., 1874-1955
Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Cylinder Audio Archive
Rights Information
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Announcement at beginning: "Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow, recorded in Littletown, Connecticut, by Mister George Osborne of Belfast, Maine, [Amateur?] Record."
Brown wax cylinder.
Place of recording likely the United States.
George T. Osborne.
Male vocal solo. The performer was born in January 1838 and listed in the 1900 federal census for Belfast, Maine, as a "master mariner." Also listed in 1890 veterans schedule as a Civil War veteran (sergeant, 2nd Maine cavalry).
Also available online via the Internet.
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 143-01, Originally acquired: Don Hill Collection, c.2000).
Audio cylinder
Electronic resource
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 145.7 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Personal recordings

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